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A theorist, organist, and conductor, Jeff Ostrowski holds his B.M. in Music Theory from the University of Kansas (2004), and did graduate work in Musicology. He serves as choirmaster for the new FSSP parish in Los Angeles, where he resides with his wife and children.
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On 12 March 1908, Feast of St. Gregory the Great, the complete publication of the “Graduale” was issued by the Vatican Press. That very day, Dom Pothier solemnly presented the first copy to the Holy Father. Pius X wished to be the first to see the new book; he opened it at random, at page 128 of the supplement “pro aliquibus locis”—the Introit of the new Feast of Our lady of Lourdes. The Pope sang it with perfect taste to the last note.
— A witness of the papal audience writing circa 1915

“Story Of Redemption” For Children (1952)
published 26 October 2015 by Jeff Ostrowski

167 Saint Anthony Daniel AINT ANTOINE DANIEL, one of the brave Jesuit Martyrs of North America, taught the young Huron children Catholic truths by means of simple rhymes. I hope you’ll download the fabulous book by Fr. John A. O’Brien about these martyrs, but if you’re short on time, read the excerpts about St. Antoine Daniel.

Something similar was created in 1952:

PART 01 :   Video   •   Mp3   •   Our Lady

PART 02 :   Video   •   Mp3   •   Paradise

PART 03 :   Video   •   Mp3   •   Sin

PART 04 :   Video   •   Mp3   •   Expulsion

PART 05 :   Video   •   Mp3   •   Annunciation

PART 06 :   Video   •   Mp3   •   To Bethlehem

PART 07 :   Video   •   Mp3   •   Savior’s Birth

PART 08 :   Video   •   Mp3   •   Shepherds

PART 09 :   Video   •   Mp3   •   Wise Men

PART 10 :   Video   •   Mp3   •   Lost Sheep

PART 11 :   Video   •   Mp3   •   Pharisee & Publican

PART 12 :   Video   •   Mp3   •   Passion

PART 13 :   Video   •   Mp3   •   Crucifixion

PART 14 :   Video   •   Mp3   •   Resurrection

PART 15 :   Video   •   Mp3   •   Pentecost

PART 16 :   Video   •   Mp3   •   Assumption

PART 17 :   Video   •   Mp3   •   Christ The King

    * *  Complete PDF • “Story of Redemption” for Children (1952)

I KNOW HOW MUCH the “elites” love telling us everything was horrible before Vatican II, but I keep discovering evidence that contradicts their assurances. The 1950s seems to have been a wonderful time for Catholics. The collection above probably doesn’t contain the greatest poems in the world—although they are certainly more inspired than 95% of our modern “hymns.” On the other hand, they teach children wonderful melodies like the “Vexilla Regis,” which serves as the basis for several astounding KYRIE settings (by Palestrina) sung each Sunday by FSSP.la.

If any readers use these resources, please let me know!